Health News

Stopping HIV on Contact
Last year, there was fanfare in the HIV/AIDS community when scientists created a vaginal gel to prevent HIV infection. Now, a group of researchers is making headway with a rectal gel.
Protecting HIV Patients From Tuberculosis
People with HIV/AIDS are living longer lives now, but they still have compromised immune systems. Patients and their doctors need to be wary of secondary infections.
Teens, Get Tested for HIV
If you're a sexually active teen, your doctor should offer to test you for HIV at least once by the time you're 18. That's the new recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Are we closer to an AIDS vaccine?
For the past 30 years, scientists have had no success developing a vaccine for AIDS. Their track record may change with the discovery of a powerful new anti-HIV antibody.
HIV and Dementia Connection Explained
Patients living longer with HIV/AIDS are at risk to develop a condition called HIV-associated dementia (HAD). Scientists have discovered that some people diagnosed HAD actually have two genetically different HIV types in their bodies, hiding in a place where HIV has never been seen before.
100,000 spared from AIDS in India
A new study estimates that 100,000 people in India have avoided HIV over the past five years, as a result of an prevention project targeting high-risk groups.
Brain Function Changes Identified in Early HIV
For HIV patients in the early stages of the disease, about half will develop changes in brain function including attention and memory deficits, and problems with verbal fluency.
Injectable Birth Control Increases Risk for HIV
If you or your partner uses injectable birth control, you may be at higher risk of catching HIV, says a new University of Washington study.
Sexercise
There are many ways to keep your heart healthy. Is sex one of them and is sex even considered exercise? As people get older sex might seem like it’s too strenuous for the heart, but is it?
Powerful HIV Vaccine Shows Success in Trials
A powerful prototype vaccine for HIV has shown early success in trials in humans over the past year. The vaccine has the potential to turn the once-deadly virus into a minor chronic infection.